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 Abel Head “Shanghai” Pierce

Abel Head “Shanghai” Pierce

Birth
Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 26 Dec 1900 (aged 66)
Texas, USA
Burial El Maton, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13081 · View Source
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Pierce and his brother, Jonathan E. Pierce, organized a partnership and established the Rancho Grande on the Tres Palacios River in Matagorda and Wharton Counties in 1871. Later attempted to establish the town of Pierce, in Wharton County, was named for him, but the officials of the town of Wharton made a midnight deal with the railroad, keeping the railroad on the Wharton side of the Colorado River and not on the Pierce side, effectively killing the town of Pierce before it ever really began. Charles Siringo began his career with Pierce. Pierce was the self proclaimed "Webster on cattle, by God".



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  • Added: 18 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13081
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abel Head “Shanghai” Pierce (29 Jun 1834–26 Dec 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13081, citing Hawley Cemetery, El Maton, Matagorda County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .